East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District (ECCV)
Innovation Allows Access to Renewable Water
The East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District (ECCV) service area encompasses 8,772 acres in unincorporated Arapahoe County and the City of Centennial.
Historically, ECCV has relied on groundwater supplies derived from wells within the Denver Basin formation. ECCV understood the importance of ensuring long-term water supplies for its customers and the need to complement its deep aquifer wells with renewable sources.
Working with United, ECCV developed its “H206 Plan,” that, when completed, will deliver ten million gallons per day of high quality water for ECCV water users through a 36 mile pipeline from Brighton to a storage system at Smokey Hill Road and E-470 in Arapahoe County.
Phase 1 was completed in 2006, and United was responsible for a significant portion, including:
Providing ECCV with approximately 6000 acre feet of renewable water rights drawn from the South Platte River.
Designing, constructing, and permitting a South Platte diversion facility and the Beebe Draw Well Field near Brighton. (Phase 2 of the well field development, including a reverse osmosis water treatment plant, is scheduled to be completed by December, 2011.)